Author: Admin

Poverty Alleviation

MercyWorks has several initiatives to help alleviate poverty.  In recent years, helping people break the chains of poverty has been very successful in Nepal and the Philippines. Women especially are vulnerable to human trafficking, slavery, prostitution, or begging as a result of extreme poverty.  This is sometimes even true of married women if the couple is desperate. Mr. and Mrs. Narayan Diwakar of Nepal live in a small village and have a young daughter.  After the earthquake in 2015, this couple lost all their possessions.  They had no way of earning a living and jobs were scarce.  They did...

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Medical

A hallmark of authentic service is caring for the physical needs of people.  From the earliest days of MercyWorks, service to the poor has included a medical component.  From something as simple as giving people prescription eyeglasses so they can see, prescription medicine for various ailments, or removing abscessed teeth, to things as complex as arranging life-saving operations and treatment, MercyWorks has always welcomed medical professionals who desire use their skills in serving those with little or no access to basic health care.  Volunteers can serve for time periods ranging from one week to a...

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2017 Is Off to a Great Start!

I trust you are well and that your 2017 is off to a great start!  Here at MercyWorks we have already had several times powerful times of prayer and we are taking action around the globe. One of our staff has been helping facilitate an outreach in South Korea – ministering to North Korean refugees since last month.  Last week we sent a small team to Haiti to continue and follow up on the work begun following Hurricane Matthew where we have been working alongside the locals to help repair demolished homes. Next week, I will lead a medical...

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MercyWorks Team Leaves For Haiti

Last week, while I was in Europe responding to the recent earthquake in Italy as well as attending the launch of a discipleship program in Germany for refugees who have come to Christ, a powerful super-storm struck Haiti.  Hurricane Matthew took over 1,000 lives, destroyed homes and schools, and devastated entire forests and natural resources throughout Haiti.  In addition, the storm accelerated the cholera propagation rate putting many survivors at a severe health risk.  According to the UN, one week after the hurricane more than a million people remain in need of urgent assistance.  In some communities, every home...

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MercyWorks Sends Supplies to Nepal

People around the world were left stunned at the devastation and loss of life from the 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. Thousands are dead, while many thousands more are without food, water or electricity. Houses and buildings have been levelled. Hospitals are so overrun that patients are being treated outdoors. Medical supplies are rapidly running out while hundreds are lying dead on the ground. The death toll continues to rise and is expected to go even higher as Nepalese officials make their way to remote villages. Into all this horror and pain, a group of east Texans...

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